YMCA STYLE

This is a [Other] pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 14550)

As a YMCA Water Fitness Instructor Trainer I am amazed at how many instructors choreograph their classes by counts. Participants vary in strength and speed due to age and physical abilities. With the element of water increasing resistance for all movements it is nearly impossible to get everyone at the same pace. The YMCA teaches instructors to use time rather than counts. By allowing 20 to 30 seconds per move (no less than 15 unless you are adding sprint intervals with the same move) you are sure to include all abilities and levels. This is not to say that counts in the water is all bad. Some of you know your class's abilities better than anyone. If it works it works. Just remember that as water fitness instructors we see a wider range of abilities based on age, strength, endurance and, agility. Wouldn't it be nice to include all levels in our class design?

Try this workout for shallow.

Warm up:

*These last two really stretch the legs*

Cardio:

Now take any other moves and apply the time rule. It makes it simple for you and your class yet challenging.



Added by Kristie Boelter at 12:30 PM on Sunday, August 29, 2004 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: bboelter@imt.net)
From: Billings Montana (USA)
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